Woods with a Soul and a Story
Korlok Select is our premier and award-winning rigid core range, filled with designs that emit casual luxury. The newest designs to join the range were developed from rare and treasured American and European woods, keeping the beauty and detail of these woods alive in a floor you’ll only find through Karndean Designflooring.
Each design within Korlok Select has a soul and a story. Read the stories behind the latest visuals and find the floor you’ll love for a lifetime.
A species of acacia, and in the same family as walnut, Hawaiian koa is a protected wood and can no longer be harvested. In Hawaii, koa is mainly used in woodworking and veneers. Typically too costly and scarce for flooring, our Hawaiian koa is available in its natural coloring and in two unique colors to suit today’s interior trends.
Our American barnwoods were salvaged in the northeast and were inspired from barn siding that had been naturally eroded by the elements to product splintered boards with deep grooves. Natural finishing oils brought to life the boards that had faded over time, while lively color and character shifts promote the wood’s extreme variation of features.
The three American barnwoods are available in both a full-size 56” x 9” plank as well as a new and innovative 24” x 6” herringbone plank size. With these two sizes, you can have the same color in adjoining rooms without sacrificing designability. Lay the full-size plank in open floor layouts and the herringbone plank in smaller areas to make the space appear wider.
Our English oaks were sourced from a British woodland within south Oxfordshire, home to Oxford University and a region known for its stunning country homes and gardens. The expressive shadow-sawn markings seen within the planks were inspired by the weathered stonework seen in the town. Tonal color variation creates a blended effect, while gray and beige matte oils produce light contemporary colors.
Reflecting the clean lines and simplicity of Scandinavian style, this design was developed from European Oak and features minimal tonal variation. The source boards were wire-brushed to heighten the unique and interesting grain pattern, which is a combination of flowery and straight grain. The texture created by this process inspired our new and original registered emboss that beautifully aligns with the grain detail.
Drawing inspiration from the Baltic region of Europe, our European oak design was achieved by mixing wood grades, from ultra-prime to mature grade, a process not available in hardwood. The light detailing within the tight grain is reflective of the machine brushing and rapid dehydration that occurs in the sawn boards.
Explore all of our new colors below. Simply click a product to find out more or discover the full Korlok Select range here.